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14-Jan-2019 Andaman and Nicobar

Nirmala Sitharaman Reviews operational preparedness of A&N command

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visited Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) on 13 & 14 January 2019. On arrival at INS Utkrosh, Port Blair on 13 January 2019, she was received by Commander in Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Vice Admiral Bimal...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman lock horns on HAL contracts

The sniping over Rafale deal showed no signs of ending with the Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday challenging Prime Minister Narnendra Modi for a debate on the Rafale deal and accusing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" over the contracts...

21-Dec-2018 Gandhinagar

Cong spreading lies on Rafale : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the Congress was misleading the country on Rafale and Sohrabuddin issues, but the truth was out after court judgments.The Defence Minister was in Gandhinagar to inaugurate and address the BJP Mahila Morcha Sammelan."Just...

17-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale deal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday targeted the Congress for "knowingly misleading" the people over the pricing of the Rafale fighter jets and hinting at corruption in the deal.Addressing the media, she accused the Congress and the Gandhi family of...

14-Dec-2018 New Delhi

India, Russia discuss defence cooperation

The 18th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) was on Thursday co-chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu.In the framework of the bilateral...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman has formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’, here today. The event showcased salient inventions and innovations achieved by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs)...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Defence Minister nudges DRDO to get 'nimble' in R&D

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asked the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to "introspect" and energise its research and development initiatives.Launching Mission 'Raksha Gyan Shakti', an initiative that encourages scientists...

11-Nov-2018 Itanagar

India, China key players globally : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that India and China were the key players in all global developments and issues."Today we both cannot deny each other's significance and dominance, especially in Asia and South East Asia. The need of the hour...

11-Nov-2018 Itanagar

Nirmala Sitharaman discusses land issues with Arunachal CM

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday co-chaired a high-level meeting with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu to discuss land acquisition for defence purposes in the state bordering China, Myanmar and Bhutan.The meeting was also attended by...

09-Nov-2018 Nashik (Maharashtra)

Nirmala Sitharaman unveils M777, K9 howitzers for Army

Signalling a major milestone towards capacity building and enhancement of the Army, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dedicated three top globally combat-proven weapons to the nation which got its Bofors Howitzer three decades ago.The latest acquisitions...

07-Nov-2018 Itanagar

Nirmala Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops in Arunachal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with soldiers and their families at Hyulong in Arunachal Pradesh.The Minister was greeted by village elders from the Mishmi tribe.In a video uploaded on her official Twitter handle, the Minister...

15-Oct-2018 New Delhi

DRDO pays tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated the 87th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and DRDO chief at a function in DRDO Bhawan here today. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman graced...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Defence Acquisition Council Meets Today

Raksha Mantri chaired the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC),which met here today.In furtherance of efforts to reduce timelines in defence procurements and streamline Defence Procurement Procedures, the DAC discussed and approved several amendment to DPP-16,...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Indian Coast Guard Ready for Future Challenges

Coast Guard Commanders Conference continued for the second day  witnessing intense deliberations on wide range of Maritime issues. The Conference was inaugurated yesterday by Raksha Mantri, Nirmala Sitharaman. In her inaugural address the Raksha Mantri...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

No proposal to downsize Indian Army : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there is "no proposal" before her to downsize the Indian Army.Interacting with women journalists at the Indian Women Press Corps here, she said a government-appointed committee had suggested steps to make Army...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Some JNU forces anti-India, waging war against it : Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday alleged that some forces in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are openly waging a war against the country and said that she would not hesitate in calling them "anti-India"."I feel sad for so many things...

02-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Governor

Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Defence Minister, accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, Genl. Bipin Rawat, held discussions with Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. She was received by the Governor on her arrival at the Raj Bhavan. The Defence Minister...

28-Jul-2018 Chennai

Nirmala Sitharaman hands over indigenised tank engines to army

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday handed over to Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devaraj Anbu the two variants of indigenised multi-fuel engines to power the two main battle tanks of the Army, an official statement said.The engines are being made...

26-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrations-2018

On the occasion ofKargilDiwas-2018 Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman along with three Service Chiefs paid their homage to the courage, valour, and sacrifices of the heroes of Operation Vijay at Amar JawanJyoti here today. Smt Sitharaman extended her heartiest...

24-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman refuses to meet OPS

Senior AIADMK minister and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam was on Tuesday refused an appointment by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a development that created flutters in political circles in the state.Pannerselvam, who was appointed Coordinator...

25-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Ahead of Amarnath Yatra, Indian Defense Minister Visits Valley

Indian Defense Minister Monday visited Kashmir Valley to review security sitation.The Defense Minister Nirmala Sitaraman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat who were received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen...

20-Jun-2018 Jammu

Nirmala Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.Sitharaman arrived here earlier in the day and flew to the Mendhar area of Rajouri district where...

19-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Workshop on Cyber Security Framework - 2018

A workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence was organised by DDP, Ministry of Defence. The workshop was inaugurated by RakshaMantri Nirmala Sitharaman.During her address, Smt Sitharaman stressed upon the fact that Defence sector is...

13-Jun-2018 Vietnam

Nirmala Sitharaman Inaugurates BEL representative office in Vietnam

Raksha Mantri, Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first Representative Office of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Hanoi, Vietnam today. Smt Sitharaman handed over the symbolic key of the Representative Office of BEL at Vietnam (VIRO)...

06-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman Flags-in NIMAS expedition team to Mt Everest

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman flagged-in the expedition team to Mt. Everest conducted successfully by National Institute for Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, here today. Smt Sitharaman congratulated the team led by Director...

01-Jun-2018 Ludhiana

India is transforming like never before : Nirmala Sitharaman

“During the last 48 months India has witnessed an extraordinary transformation in almost all the spheres of human activity and progress. Developmental initiatives and relentless efforts of the Government of India ensured that fruits of the development have reached...

31-May-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates IAF Commanders’ Conference

The First biannual IAF Commanders' Conference of 2018 was inaugurated today by Hon'ble Raksha Mantri at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan). Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, welcomed Hon'ble Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman,...

28-May-2018 New Delhi

DAC approves procurement of equipment for Defence Forces

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.In a major boost to indigenisation and in realisation...

21-May-2018 Goa

INSV Tarini completes historic Circumnavigation

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) entered Goa harbour and came alongside the INS Mandovi jetty on completion of a historic global circumnavigation voyage on 21 May 18. The all-women crew of Tarini was received at the jetty by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman,...

13-May-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman to be I-T department lawyer, taunts P. Chidambaram

Hitting back at Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after her "Nawaz Sharif moment" comment, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram taunted that the "buzz in Delhi" was that Sitharaman was soon going to be appointed a lawyer for the Income Tax department."The...

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